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Fellows Forum: Mentoring Others in Research - Don't Be a Tormentor!

Are you taking on a mentoring role in your research group? Have you been asked to work with undergrads or junior grad students? This interactive workshop will give you practical skills and tools to prepare for a happy and productive mentoring relationship. Come ready to learn about yourself and how you can become an inspiring and effective research mentor – not a tormentor!

Helen J. Doyle, PhDassociate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

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Academic Chats: The Thriving Professor - Finding Balance in Your Personal and Professional Life

Is work-life balance a myth? Looking ahead, consider how you want faculty work to look and how to change academia to better integrate work and life.

Guests Speakers:

  • Hyo Gweon, assistant professor, Psychology
  • Suzanne Pfeffer, PhD, professor, Biochemistry

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Academic Chats: Bridging Academia, Government, & Industry - Opportunities for Leaves from Academia to Serve Other Types of Institutions

Do you have to leave to launch? This session will examine opportunities for PhDs and postdocs outside of teaching and research, but in some cases still in academia, and also at opportunities outside academia altogether. 

Guests Speakers:

  • Tom Kenny, professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Arun Majumdar, professor, Mechanical Engineering

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Quick Bytes: Managing Up: How to Build Relationships

Is managing up stressing you out? Keep calm and learn how to build successful relationships when managing up. Whether you’ll be spending your summer doing research or an internship, or preparing for or diving into a new job, get yourself ready by improving your understanding of how to manage up. Managing up, or knowing how to work effectively with those above you, is a valuable and necessary skill in any position.

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Brenda Wilkerson

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) aims to create an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS seeks to provide all with opportunities to learn from a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research degree. Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a PhD.

Open and relevant to graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree. Space is limited.

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WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Maria Yang

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) aims to create an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS seeks to provide all with opportunities to learn from a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Breakfast Bytes: Improvisation for Communication

Learn improvisational theater techniques to enhance communication skills for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. *Note*: this is a highly participatory workshop involving a lot of movement around the room and interaction with other grad students.

Annelies Ransomeassociate director of operations, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Quick Bytes: Improvisation for Communication

Learn improvisational theater techniques to enhance communication skills for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. *Note*: this is a highly participatory workshop involving a lot of movement around the room and interaction with other grad students.

Annelies Ransome, associate director of operations, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Read Annelies' Bio

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